Vegan Eats: Cocomels With Panang Curry Alongside Maters and Beans

June 22 2020

Another delicious find to share with you … Perfect!

June 23 2020

I made panang curry for myself last night. Took me a while to find a vegan panang curry paste. It’s really good! However, there’s something missing. Doesn’t have any heat to it. Had to buy a package of 6, so I’ve got plenty to experiment with.

June 27 2020

My kind of breakfast. So much satisfying. When I have fresh, good-tasting tomatoes (or maters, as my mammaw called them), I’ll have those instead of fresh fruit. Deeply pleasing.

Throwback Post: Anger with a Smile Wordle


May 30 2014:

I happen to have some 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th graders in my charge a few weeks ago. Besides some of the students being adamant that I’m 15-20 years younger than I am, I was quite the experience for them! HA! Had them do a wordle for their favorite book, movie or hobby, gave them a mini lesson on blogging, and had them do some breathing and yoga!

Overheard one young man telling another that he uses cuss words. I asked him if he liked using them and how it made him feel. He said he didn’t but people made him so mad. I suggested to him that we are the only one’s in charge of what comes out of our mouth and it is always our choice how we respond to others. No one can truly make us mad. Anger is a choice we make for ourselves. Here’s one of the wordles. Cool!

Smile Wordle May 30 2014

Vegan Eats: Sweet Cherry Amaretto Coconut Bliss With Penne Arrabbiata and Macaroni Topped Salad

March 31 2020

Not as beautiful as cloud photos … Yet, heavenly for the taste buds. Coconut Bliss Sweet Cherry Amaretto, that’s some good stuff.

April 10 2020

Penne Arrabbiata with a great salad and glass of orange juice. Yummy!

April 11 2020

Lovely salad topped with a few spoonfuls of homemade macaroni and cheese.

Vegan Eats: Pasta Salad with Grilled Portabello

March 23 2020

Layers of flavors in this pasta salad = Grateful for this deliciousness …

March 26 2020

A grilled portobello deluxe accidentally fell into my online cart at Great Full Gardens earlier today when I ordered the lunch soup. I’m so grateful it did!!! Delicious! And while we were ordering Lillian’s fries, a cheeseburger and fries accidentally got added to the order for Thomas. Made for an easy night of dinner making for me.

Throwback Post: Everything Is Possible With Backyard and Indoor Camping


May 31 2014:

“If everything is possible, isn’t it possible that some things are impossible?” -Thomas ….

This one made me stop … and ponder … Hmmmmmm …. Blessed, blessed, blessed by this young man! xoxo

April 9 2012:

Backyard camping at the Team TLC Casa …. YAY for warm days ….

Backyard Camping April 9 2012

Later on …. Moved the camping inside … too windy!!

Backyard Camping #2 April 9 2012

Throwback Post: Operation Digging a Fireplace


May 28 2010:

Took a little break to perform an Operation with Thomas!! Bzzzzzz!!

Operation Game May 10 2010

May 29 2009:

Just wanted to let y’all know that Thomas is in the backyard “diggin a fire place so we can have hot dogs & marshmallows tonight”. When he gets done everyone’s invited over for a camp out!

Throwback Post: Patience While Worrying with Relaxing and Cleaning and Laughing


May 26 2015:

Reminders about life from conversations with Thomas …

Discussing patience with him. He does not like to be patient. As I’m putting him to bed, he says, “Like you need to be patient?” There are some changes going on and I’m getting all worked up about not knowing and not being able to control the result right now, not having an answer right now. I said, “So I should just stop worrying, stop trying to figure it out, just release it, and know that everything will work out as it should?” “Yep, something like that” -Thomas …

My shoulders and neck liked that. They can now move back to their proper location instead of wrapped around my ears. I just LOVE the way this all works. I think others needed to hear this tonight too. Love to you .. xoxo

May 26 2013:

We had a GREAT day relaxing at home with a little bit of cleaning and pulling weeds, lots of laughing and tons of reading! LOVE!!

Thomas and Lillian May 26 2013

Going Ape with the Elephants While Being Worn Out

January 5 2020:

Thomas helped decorate the open shelving in the kitchen. I put the elephant there, cause elephants. Thomas added the gorilla. He says I can look at him while I’m doing dishes. 🦍🖤🐘

January 16 2020:

They don’t look worn out, do they? I had a fingerprint live scan this morning. The tech had issues with a few of my fingers, commenting that my fingerprints were worn out. I didn’t know that was possible. Ha!

Kinda matches the rest of me, though. 2020 is the year, the beginning of a decade, of pressing the reset button, with focus on becoming un-worn out. I feel the relief in my bones, my cells, every breath I take. Here’s to unwornoutness!! 🎉❤️❤️❤️🎉